Wilson Sons expands TTs fleet at Tecon Salvador

  • 22/06/2023
  • 3 minutes

Tecon Salvador, a maritime terminal operated by Wilson Sons, is investing in 12 electric yard tractors, two reach stackers, and a side loader, all equipped with cutting-edge technology. These vehicles, known as TTs (terminal tractors), transport cargo between vessels and container storage areas. The investment in these vehicles, totaling approximately R$24 million, aims to increase the operating capacity and competitiveness of the Port of Salvador.

This initiative, as emphasized by Demir Lourenço, the executive director of Tecon Salvador, reinforces the company’s commitment to fighting climate change. By adopting technologies that rely less on the consumption of fossil fuels and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, the company shows to be in line with relevant topics, such as the principles of ESG and the United Nations Global Compact.

Lourenço further explains that with this investment, Brazil becomes the second country in the world, and the first in the Americas, to have a fleet of electric TTs. The introduction of these 12 electric TTs allows for a reduction in diesel consumption by approximately 150,000 liters per year. This is equivalent to up to 341 tonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere. Electric motors also require less maintenance and produce fewer residues than their fuel-burning counterparts. The equipment also provides more comfort and safety for drivers, thanks to ergonomic cabins and improved acoustic isolation.

“This and other measures taken help us advance towards our goal of being recognized as a leader in ESG initiatives in the port and maritime logistics sector, leaving a positive impact for our shareholders and engaging them, and our employees, in a trajectory of growth driven by sustainable actions,” says Wilson Sons Sustainability Director, Monica Jaén.

Wilson Sons’ investments in Tecon Salvador have exceeded R$1 billion reais. Recently, the company completed the expansion of the terminal, which included doubling the area of the main berth from 377 to 800 meters and paving 30,800 m² in the port’s hinterland. These enhancements enable the terminal to fully accommodate the largest New Panamax container ships (366m), a global trend in the industry.

Source: https://datamarnews.com/noticias/wilson-sons-expands-tts-fleet-at-tecon-salvador/